2018 Defence Cooperation Scholarship Program Overview
Three Defence Cooperation Scholarship Program (DCSP) positions will be available to members of the Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTArF, RTA, RTN, RTAF) in 2018. The positions will be available for suitable candidates who are able to commence a masters level program from Jan 18.
The DCSP offers are provided as part of the Defence Cooperation Program and they represent a great opportunity for selected officers to undertake a fully funded master’s level program (full time) at an Australian civilian university.
The DCSP is aimed at the ranks of Captain to Lieutenant Colonel (or equivalent). Candidates should have clear potential for higher ranks and must possess effective English language skills sufficient to study at a post graduate level (overall IELTS-A score of 6.5 with no skills less than 6). Candidates are expected to have a clear idea of the program they would like to study and how the qualification will address service needs and enhance the defence relationship between Australia and Thailand.
Further information about the DCSP can be located at www.defencescholarships.com.au
Please contact the Defence Cooperation Officer to request the login details for the website.
Australia will be providing an IELTS-A Preparation Course during the period 13 Mar - 26 May 17 for eligible 2018 DCSP candidates. The full time course (300 hours) will be conducted by IDP Silom and it is designed to support the candidates to achieve an IELTS-A score of 6.5 (no skills lower than 6) by Jun 17. Please note, in order to be eligible for this training candidates must have a valid ADFELPS score of 6 (all skills) by 01 Feb 2017 and have been assessed by IDP at the B1+ level (equivalent to IELTS-A 5.5). This is the minimum requirement and no waivers will be available. An outline of the 2017 IELTS training schedule and requirements is provided on the DCP website.
Each candidate is requested to submit their CV, nomination form, statement of purpose and ADFELPS test form (must be 6 all skills) to the Defence Cooperation Officer by 01 Feb 17. Candidates that have achieved an IELTS-A 6.5 score (prior to 01 Feb 17) are requested to submit their IELTS-A test report instead of the ADFELPS test form.
If you have any further queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Defence Cooperation Officer, Khun Sawitree Jongsuwat on 02 344 6386 or via email at Sawitree.Jongsuwat@dfat.gov.au